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A2IM Monthly Round-Up! November 2016

November Monthly Round-Up!

Statement from CEO Richard James Burgess: Dear members, as you undoubtedly know by now, Maria Pallante was removed from her position as the Register of Copyrights by the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Ms. Pallante was a strong advocate for copyright and for the copyright office. A2IM is concerned about the manner of and motivation for her removal, and we are watching the situation carefully as it develops. A2IM will also be actively involved in providing guidance to the Librarian and to Congress regarding the choice for the next Register of Copyright. Rather than speculate further, here are some links regarding Ms. Pallante’s sudden termination as Register.

Library of Congress Memorandum

Maria Pallante Library Resignation Letter

Goodlatte & Conyers Statement on the Resignation of Maria Pallante

Behind The Scenes

  • Patrick just got back from an awesome trip to ADE with several of our members! You can check out some of the photos here.
  • Jen had a successful trip to Dublin for the Hard Working Class Heroes Conference! She is also currently headed west for our LA Synch Up event!
  • Richard was the first to break the story on the Amazon Counterfeit problem that is currently happening – if you haven’t read about this, please do here.
  • Alex is working on all of our events now, so stay tuned for the announcement of some new chapter events coming up! She also wrote a guest blog spot for The Orchard to highlight our new Supporters Program.
  • Marcus is tirelessly making sure that next year’s Libera Awards are bigger & better than ever. Some big announcements to come.
  • Sheryl will be reaching out to members soon to discuss Indie Week Committee plans!
  • Sky is continuously taking meetings with our members to discuss Brand Partnership opportunities! If you would like to connect with him, please see here.
  • Are we going to see you at our holiday parties? We’re throwing them in NYC, LA & Nashville. RSVP if you haven’t already!
  • Want to see all of our day to day happenings? Check our Twitter for constant updates!

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About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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